TWITTER ALTERNATIVES YOU CAN OPT FOR
Since Elon Musk took over Twitter last month, a lot of celebrities came forward and announced leaving the social media platform. There are a dozen alternatives of Twitter netizens can opt for and some of them are listed below.
Launched in 2016, Mastodon is an open-source software for a decentralized social network, with several features that are similar to Twitter. It is free of advertisements, has a 500-character limit, as well as custom emojis.
Mastodon has more than a million monthly active users and added nearly half a million users since Oct. 27.
Cohost is an ad-free social media platform. Posts made on the platform fall in a timeline that goes vertically, much like Twitter.
Founded by former U.S. President Donald Trump, Truth Social is a platform favoured by conservatives and was recently launched on iOS and Android. It is only available to users in the United States.
A self-described ‘grassroots social network’, it is available on Apple’s App Store and Android. The platform allows users to target an audience to enhance engagement on posts and says users can find experts on topics of discussion.
Tumblr is a social media website that was launched in 2007 which allows users to post long-form blog-style content with media elements such as photos and GIFs. It also allows users to chat with each other much like Twitter’s direct messaging function.
The platform which hosts live audio chatrooms gained popularity at the peak of the pandemic. The app allows users to chat with people across the world in what it calls ‘Rooms’ where someone can start an audio chatroom and discuss topics of interest.